Cunard is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its first world cruise and the first-ever continuous circumnavigation of the globe by a passenger liner. To mark the occasion, Cunard will be launching two celebratory voyages in 2023 on board Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. The voyages will mirror many ports of call from Cunard’s first world sailings on ships RMS Laconia followed by RMS Samaria.
Destinations on Queen Mary 2’s roundtrip New York, 117-night Centenary World Voyage will include Colombo, Singapore and Hong Kong, emulating RMS Samaria’s 1923 world sailing. The voyage also includes overnight stops in Dubai, Sydney and Cape Town as it travels from Southampton through Asia, Australia and South Africa. Fares start at $21,499 per person.
Queen Victoria’s 92-night Centenary World Voyage (New York to Southampton, England) will visit RMS Laconia’s 1922/23 port calls with stops in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Cabo San Lucas, Colombo, San Francisco, Hilo, Honolulu, Manila and Naples as well visiting Aruba, Jordan, Tongaand a full transit of the Panama Canal. Fares start at $18,499 per person.
Cunard’s new 2023 itineraries for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria go on sale 16MAR, 2021, for past guests and on general sale 17MAR, 2021. The full Centenary World Voyages on both Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria can be booked in individual segments ranging from two to 40 nights in duration.
“Cunard pioneered the World Voyage and a century later we’re as passionate about these very special voyages as ever,” said Simon Palethorpe, president, Cunard.
“Our Centenary World Voyages in 2023 will provide a unique opportunity for guests to celebrate 100 years of visiting the four corners of the world in true Cunard luxury.”
“For those looking to explore the very best of Australia and New Zealand we’re delighted to once again offer a comprehensive season of sailings on Queen Elizabeth, including a Cunard first of a 28-night circumnavigation of Australia,” Palethorpe said.
With her sister ships exploring the world, Queen Elizabeth will enjoy a season of home port sailings around Australasia with a selection of two to 28-night voyages, with departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland. This includes for the first time a 28 night circumnavigation of Australia voyage. Fares for the 28-night roundtrip Sydney voyage start at $6,199per person. This voyage will follow the other ships and go on sale 16MAR, 2021, for past guests and on general sale 17MAR, 2021.
Cunard’s Centenary World Voyages are part of Cunard’s program of new sailings now available to book. Past guests who book before 24MAY, 2021, may receive up to $1,200 per person discount off launch fares.
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